Steelworker takes over as new owner of one of Scunthorpe's oldest fish and chip shops

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 13 Nov 2017

The saying "Out of the frying pan, into the fire" is now ringing true for one Scunthorpe steelworker.

For the past 30 years Zia Ahmed has been an operative on the blast furnaces at the British Steel works and the temperature at work often soars to 1,500 degrees Celsius.

But now, father-of-four Mr Ahmed, 57, can cool off in between shifts in front of a frying pan.

For he and his wife Shanaz have bought one of the town’s oldest fish and chip shops, close to the steelworks.

The family are now the owners of the The Chip Plaice on Cottage Beck Road, which has been in business since the end of the Second World War.


Zia Ahmed, pictured outside Chip Plaice on Cottage Beck Road, Scunthorpe

Mr Ahmed has made changes by trading from 11am to 9pm Monday to Saturday and from 4pm to 8pm on Sundays.

Originating from Kashsmir, he has also introduced a range of curries, bhajis and kebabs.

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